I just learned of an exemption to the NICS check when purchasing a firearm from a FFL. This is over and above the exemption for those that have CCWs from states where it is recognized as a substitute background check.
It is called the “hobbyist” exemption and I learned about it from a Demanding Mommy from Texas with whom I have been going back and forth with on Twitter.
Another law-abiding gun owner who doesn’t even know the law. Don’t need FFL if you’re a “hobbyist”. #DisarmHate https://t.co/GDXxqMZa1R
— Tricia (@212degreesnow) June 19, 2016
This was in response to a tweet that noted a background check is required when purchasing a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee. “Tricia” said earlier you could buy an AR-15 without a background check in Texas because the state didn’t require it.
Yeah the guy who held a Type 7 FFL doesn’t know the law. Pull the other one it’s got bells on it. https://t.co/NEYYT1R5is @212degreesnow
— Adam Pierson (@AdamPiersen) June 19, 2016
This shows just how little our opponents know about Federal firearms law and what is required.